Courvoisier Vintage Connoisseur Collection 12 Years Cognac

Courvoisier Cognac

This Cognac is a 12 year old vintage Cognac from the house of Courvoisier. The spirits used for this exclusive Connoisseur Collection bottle come primarily from the Borderies growth area, aged for 12 years. The Borderies aromas are combined with the Fins Bois, finally some Grande Champagnes eaux-de-vie that emphasizes the balance. A collection of distinctive cognacs that brings our craft to life, and seek to excite and intrigue our cognac aficionado. The Connoisseur Collection is a special one: As Cognac has not been able to declare age statement because of BNIC restrictions (tracking, certification), Courvoisier had the smart idea to develop an in-house tracking system over 20 years ago to allow decleration of age on specific eaux-de-vie. That makes Courvoisier the absolute firstmover of the big 4 producers. Other producers market their cognacs with rough estimates regarding age of cognac, which can vary. This strategic move will probably allow Courvoisier to make their Cognac more transparent, easier to understand and will appeal to other spirits consumers, such as Malt Whisky drinkers.

Cognac age:
Vintage
Growth area:
Fins Bois
Bottle size:
700ml
ABV:
41%
Age (maximum):
12 years

$89 - In Stock

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Tasting Notes

The Borderies eaux-de-vie develope a certain floral and spicy note after 12 years of ageing. Some notes of violets, orange blossoms, followed by ginger. Hints of vanilla. The taste fine almonds, some raisin. The Finish: Long and balanced.

Courvoisier is amongst the four leading cognac houses in the world. Legend has it that the emperor Napoleon himself chose Courvoisier as his preferred cognac, therefore Courvoisier is often referred to as “The Cognac of Napoleon”. The company dates back to 1828 and since has its headquarters in the town of Jarnac. With prestigious bottles such as Courvoisier Napoleon or Josephine, the cognac house is at the top of the luxury spirits market. The drink is strongly engrained in US Hip Hop culture with Busta Rhymes and P Diddy dedicating the song “Pass the Courvoisier” to the traditional cognac.

1 reviews for Courvoisier Vintage Connoisseur Collection 12 Years

Andrew 2012-04-17

I write this as I sip the Courvoisier 12 year old. The reviewer is spot on and it imparts a nice vanilla and almond base, while still having a nice edge before the slide into smoothness. The finish is nice and long. It makes you want Terrone gelato.You almost get the sense that it's on its way to being a Courvoisier XO, but not quite there. That's okay though, because it doesn't need to be. This cognac is definitely able to stand on its own. I wish the Master Blender label was actually signed - in absence of a flashy bottle - since then it could likely pass as being more expensive than it is... a fine compliment since it's not exactly inexpensive.

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    Courvoisier Vintage Connoisseur Collection 12 Years

    Courvoisier Vintage Connoisseur Collection 12 Years

    The Borderies eaux-de-vie develope a certain floral and spicy note after 12 years of ageing. Some notes of violets, orange blossoms, followed by ginger. Hints of vanilla. The taste fine almonds, some raisin. The Finish: Long and balanced.

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